September 2011 Blog Posts (46)

Reading that Counts

I read. I read a lot. In fact, I resolved in 2011 to keep track of just how much I read. I have three categories of books that I keep track of, the first being “Personal/Leisure Reading.” These are the books that I read to feed my own need for personal growth and enjoyment and include titles like How to Hug a Porcupine and The Gift of an Ordinary Day. Since January 1, I have read 15 books in this category.



The second category that I keep track of is “Professional Reading.” This is… Continue

Added by Kim Yaris on September 12, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

New teacher evaluation framework promises to serve students, and educators, fairly By Dan Domenech

New teacher evaluation framework promises to serve students, and educators, fairly

By Dan Domenech

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"We have seen over the past few months a strong backlash…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 9, 2011 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Assessment: Formative, Summative, Punitive?

For the first time since I have been supervising student teachers, I have a group at the start of the year, as opposed to my usual assignment at the latter half of the school year. This has brought to light a subject that I often fought against as a teacher, and now have to counsel student teachers on how best to approach the subject. Summer Reading: how do we assess it?

New York State’s recommendation for reading is that each student completes reading 25 books per year. Most…

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Added by Tom Whitby on September 8, 2011 at 12:43pm — 2 Comments

I wanted to share this great opinion article from Newsday yesterday, in case you didn't get to read it....

NY Times OP ed on School Libraries being indispensable....

Here's the link...but I think you need to be a subscriber so I will copy and paste the article as well! …

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Added by Pam Calandra on September 7, 2011 at 11:27am — No Comments

Dangerously Irrelevant - Is this the year?

I thought I'd use this space to share a recent blog entry from one of my favorite blogs -  Dangerously Irrelevant  If you aren't following Dr. Scott McLeod already, I'd suggest subscribing to his site.  



By Dr. Scott McLeod (Dangerously Irrelevant)



Dear principal or…

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Added by William Brennan, Ed.D. on September 6, 2011 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Let's End the Social Media Debate!

As an educational blogger I would love to think, that once I reflected on an issue in education, and addressed it in my blog, everyone would clearly understand the error of their ways and fall in line according to my sage advice. Of course the reform movement would move forward, and I would expect a small plaque would be placed on a bench in front of the lobby of some school commemorating my great contribution to the system that we call education.

That being said, the reality is…

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Added by Tom Whitby on September 1, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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